The initiative is designed to recognise well-rounded young fellows who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements and made significant contributions towards the HKCA, the profession, or the community across different domains within the first 10 years of fellowship. We believe that recognising and nurturing such talent is paramount to building a better future for our community and generations to come.

Areas of achievement may include, but not limited to:

  • Contributions towards postgraduate education (CME/CPD) and training of junior doctors and anaesthetists (https://www.hkmj.org/system/files/hkmj2310942.pdf)
  • Contributions to HKCA or Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM)
  • Academic achievements
  • Contributions towards bettering patient care or service enhancement
  • Personal achievements in other areas (example: community services, humanitarian missions, art, music, sportsmanship)

Presentation of the awards

A maximum of two HKCA DYFs will be awarded each year. All applications will be reviewed by a panel and the results will be announced by the end of June 2024. We will honour the HKCA DYFs at the College’s congregation, and the awardees will be nominated for the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Distinguished Young Fellows.

Application process

This award is open to all fellows whose first HKCA fellowship was rewarded within the past 10 years (i.e. after 30th April 2014), and meet the qualifications of the award. To apply, please complete the application form and submit it to kristy@hkca.edu.hk by the end of 31st May 2024. Please consider applying for this prestigious award or encourage someone you know who qualifies to apply.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the award, please do not hesitate to contact us by writing to Ms Kristy Cheung, the CEO of the College.

Review process

The applications are reviewed by the President, one of the Vice-Presidents, and the CEO of the College through a meticulous and rigorous review process. The two selected candidates for the award will be recommended to the Council for endorsement.